RUMOR: Mike McCarthy Slept At Jerry Jones’ House To Seal The Deal

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, a source that was very close to the situation said: “Once you stay at Jerry’s house, he doesn’t lose his guy.”

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported on Monday that McCarthy told him he had signed a contract to become the Cowboys’ new head coach.

While most assumed that the Cowboys would move on from their former head coach, Jason Garrett, the team did not make it official until Sunday when Jerry Jones released the following statement:

“We are extremely grateful to Jason Garrett for his more than 20 years of service to the Dallas Cowboys as a player, assistant coach and head coach. His level of commitment, character and dedication to this organization has been outstanding at every stage of his career. … His tenure of leadership will be characterized by his ability to produce teams that always played with great effort, emotion and passion, and he represented our organization with great pride, loyalty and respect.”

In addition to McCarthy, the Cowboys interviewed former Cincinnati Bengals head coach, Marvin Lewis as they were looking for someone with previous NFL head coaching experience. They are getting that with McCarthy.

McCarthy was head coach of the Green Bay Packers for 13 seasons, from 2006-2018. During that time, he went 125-77-2 in the regular season and led the Packers to nine playoff appearances, plus a Super Bowl victory in 2011.

McCarthy’s .618 winning percentage ranks fifth among active head coaches.

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